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Giggle Aid Yorkshire

A three hour Christmas comedy gala starring Gary Delaney, Paul Sinha, Christian Reilly, Tom Binns and more.

Giggle Aid, the annual comedy fundraiser and Christmas celebration, returns for a sixth instalment in a stylish and prestigious venue.

This year we bring you our best line-up ever, with every act taking time out from performing their own sell-out shows around the country. Every act a headliner in their own right, we see some old Giggle Aid smash-hit favourites return for another round, and some brilliant debutants.

Your stars of the show are:

  • Gary Delaney - the one line wizard from 'Mock the Week' returns after smashing it last year "and ting"
  • Christian Reilly - brings his guitar, his funk and his jaw-droppingly funny songs
  • Paul 'the Sinhaman' Sinha - is simply amazing and returns after another triumphant UK tour
  • Tom Binns - will be superstar radio DJ Radio Ivan Brackenbury and medium Ian D. Montfort
  • Alfie Moore - a legend of early Giggle Aids - the Laughing Policeman is back after several critically acclaimed tours
  • Simon Bligh - is a 20 year veteran of stand up and Comedy Store regular, but always fresh and funny

With cabaret-style table seating, a bar and food available to buy, this evening of side-splitting comedy is the ideal event for Christmas parties and anyone who loves quality live stand-up comedy.

 

About the comedians

 

Gary Delaney

As seen on 'Mock the Week.' A razor-sharp one-liner comedian, packing his shows with so many memorable jokes that he’s known as the most quotable comic on the circuit.

Gary's shows at the Edinburgh Festival are guaranteed sell-out. One of Gary's jokes was voted in the Top Ten best of the Edinburgh Fringe 2013.

Formerly a regular on Radio 4's 'Loose Ends,' Gary has also written and produced material for 8 out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News and Radio 4’s News Quiz.

"Quick-fire material of the very highest quality is…guaranteed from the fast-thinking Delaney." - The Guardian

 

Paul Sinha

Simply brilliant, clever material that reaches a brilliant comedic crescendo. TV credits include The Stand Up Show, The Comedy Store and ITV’s ‘The Chase’ as ‘The Sinhaman’. A regular on Radio 5’s ‘Fighting Talk', Paul also had his own brilliant Radio 4 show 'Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test.

A qualified GP and pioneering Asian comic, Paul has wowed audiences at the Comedy Store, the Edinburgh Fringe and his three full length solo shows received huge critical acclaim in front of sell-out audiences. Paul has also been nominated for the ‘if.comedy’ award (formerly the Perrier).

“Truly exceptional. The best, cleverest, funniest, most thought-provoking piece of stand-up comedy I have ever seen. Utterly amazing. ” - FringeGuru

 

Christian Reilly

Tore the roof off last time he performed at Giggle Aid. Christian uses his dynamic guitar and vocal skills to target histrionic rock bands, musical theatre and morose indie musicians. 

Former integral part of the Perrier award-winning show Otis Lee Crenshaw and the Black Liars, with comic/songster Rich Hall, Christian has received accolades at international festivals and network TV credits across the world.

He wrote and performed for 'That Was Then This Is Now' (BBC Radio 2) with Richard Herring and Emma Kennedy, and also starred in Herring’s groundbreaking podcast, As It Occurs To Me, which lasted about 3 years and won the Chortle award for best internet comedy. 

"Seriously cool, seriously funny- the power behind my high-backed armchair" - Richard Herring

“If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re probably a Christian Reilly fan already” - The Guardian 

Tom Binns (AKA Ivan Brackenbury, AKA Ian D Montfort)

Tom won the Best International Act at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival 2013. He was nominated at the Edinburgh Festival for the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2007 - as the hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury. He has been twice nominated for the Adelaide Fringe Comedy Award in 2010 and 2011 and voted a Fosters Comedy God in 2010. He was nominated for a Chortle Comedy Award in 2011 and was also named in a list of their 50 Most Memorable Gigs of the decade.

His most recent character is Ian D Montfort, a psychic from Sunderland, who had his own show 'Ian D Montfort is Unbelievable' on BBC Radio 2 in 2013.

Numerous TV credits include: 'Spooks', 'The IT Crowd', 'Knowing Me Knowing Yule with Alan Partridge', and 'Lee & Herring's Fist of Fun.'

"Binns has his characters absolutely nailed and mines the comic seam ruthlessly to create top quality entertainment with practically universal appeal."  - The Guardian

Alfie Moore

Until very recently a serving police sergeant, seen on ITV's 'Show Me the Funny' and now with numerous TV appearances. Alfie's solo stand up shows have consistently received widespread critical acclaim.

"Alfie is one of the most original and distinctive acts working today. His many tales of life on the force are both hilarious and utterly convincing." - SceneFirst

Simon Bligh

A Perrier Award nominee and Time Out Comedy Award winner, Simon has been making audiences laugh for over 20 years and is a Comedy Store regular.

"A very funny man" - Alan Davies

Sully O'Sullivan

One of the best stand-up MCs in the business, Sully is a multi award winning exponent of interactive comedy. Sully has performed in New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, the UK and across Mainland Europe.

"Had the audience showing their appreciation with fits of laughter and applause." - Channel4.com.

 

 

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More Information

Date:14 December 2014

Doors open: 6pm

Show times: 7.30 - 10.30pm

Tickets: £20 each

Food and drink: The bar will be open throughout the show. Food is available to buy before the show starts.

Seating: Cabaret-style at tables. Unallocated. Reservations will be made for groups of 6 or more.

Plus: Auction and raffle for your chance to win some exclusive prizes

Parking: Free parking in the main car park

Address:Platinum Suite, Sheffield Utd. FC., Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4SU

Contact:Max Newton

Telephone:0114 242 7379 or 07710 711 253

Email:mnewton@redcross.org.uk

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What's it like?

 

We booked a table of 15 for our work and everyone had a brilliant evening. The comedians get better and better every year and the whole set up of the night is top class - well done. Some of us came from Cumbria and it was well worth the travel. We'll be back in 2013"

Margaret Whittaker, audience member at Giggle Aid 2012